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February 22, 2019

Edwin Castellanos, ‘Climate Change and Central American Migration’

Thousands of migrants continue to arrive in North Carolina after fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. How does climate change factor into this migration? Edwin Castellanos, leading scientist on climate change, will discuss recent changes in rainfall patterns in Northern Central America that have added additional stress to small farmers in the region and have increased the food security and poverty problems. Castellanos will discuss future climate models and what’s at stake…

Start: February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 23, 2019

Journey Into Asia: disORIENT

Every year the Asian-American Students Association (AASA) hosts the Journey Into Asia (JIA), the largest cultural showcase on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus that represents the diversity and culture of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. JIA provides a platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their identities through diverse, cultural performances. This year’s theme disORIENT derives from Edward Said’s scholarly concept of ‘orientalism’. Published in 1978, Said’s Orientalism is a critique of the West’s patronizing historical, cultural and political perceptions of…

Start: February 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
Address:
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 5 – 10

March 1, 2019

Houn’ Dawg, ‘Life and Times of Big Mama Thornton’

This musical comedy shows the experience of Big Mama Thornton (portrayed by actress Azusa Sheshe Dance) as a blues singer, songwriter and entertainer dealing with racial and sexual tensions in the music industry (warning: explicit language). This event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required. Entry is general admission and visitors can reserve up to four seats. All guests must be seated by 6:45pm and the venue will release any unoccupied seats after this time.

Start: March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 1, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNICORN K-Pop Dance Group Workshop

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Unicorn K-pop Dance club, which identifies and explores K-pop dancing culture, was recently established and is recruiting new members. Throughout the semester, the club will hold a regular workshop and film dance covers. This workshop will teach two K-pop dances, ‘Bad Boy’ and ‘Go Go,’ on March 1 at the Student Recreation Center(SRC) Studio A from 7-9 pm. Find out more information here or contact uncunicorndace@gmail.com for questions.

Start: March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Student Recreation Center
Phone: 9199624772
Address:
208 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

March 2, 2019

Crescent Music Studio 2019 Annual Concert , ‘The Sound of Snowfall’

The Crescent Music Studio is hosting their annual concert with songs to include: The Sound of Snowfall Ode to the Yellow River The Great Wall A Moonlight Night on the Spring River Sleeve Dream Whisper of Pipa The Story of the Stone Csardas This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies and the Carolina Asia Center.

Start: March 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Batsheva Dance Company, ‘Venezuela’

The sublime result of six decades of innovation by Tel Aviv-based Batsheva’s founder Ohad Naharin, Venezuela combines his signature Gaga technique with Tango and rap in a collage of scenes showcasing dialogue between music and movement. Tickets from $37.

Start: March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
End: March 2, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
Address:
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 22, 2019

Opening Night, ‘Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’

‘Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’ will shed light on the current realities in the Gaza Strip, giving participants a deeper understanding of the context of these realities and offering concrete options that can better the lives of Gazans. The conference also highlights Gazan music, films, food and art to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges of life in the Gaza Strip. Opening night will include a reception featuring traditional Gazan food and a concert by Palestinian rapper…

Start: March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 23, 2019

Festival of Spring 2019 Nowruz Concert

Join the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina for a special Nowruz celebration. Celebrating Nowruz and appreciating members of the community for their outstanding service and dedication for promoting culture and heritage! The event will feature Persian music and dance with the Delbaan Ensemble. Free parking available at the end of Bell Tower Drive. This is a ticketed event, and tickets are $50 for VIP, $25 for general admission and $10 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, please…

Start: March 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: March 23, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Cost: 10

April 1, 2019 - April 2, 2019

Moradokmai Theatre Community Thailand Presents Workshop and Performance

The Moradokmai Theatre Community Thailand will be teaching a workshop Monday April 1, 7–8pm and performing Tuesday April 2, 6:30–7:30pm. The two day event will feature the story of Tossakan, the king of giants, and three women: Sammanakka, Sida and Monto. They were connected, until a war began between the giants and humans. This performance, based on the Ramayana, depicts how the war began and how Tossakan lost his clan. These events are sponsored by the UNC Southeast Asian Student…

Start: April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 12, 2019

Europe Week Closing Reception: Celebrating the EU Through Sights, Sounds and Stories

Europe Week’s closing reception will feature musical performances, winning images from the Europe Week Photo Contest and the winners of the EU Today Essay Contest. Both photo and essay contest winners will present their work to the audience and explain the significance and meaning it has in characterizing the EU and contemporary Europe. The winners will also be awarded gift certificates to Flyleaf Books. The cuisine served will showcase the cultural diversity of various EU member states. This event is…

Start: April 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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